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Getting A Handle On Why Fingers Wrinkle

Jan 11, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — Why do your fingers get pruney after a long water bath? Only a handful of researchers (ever) have looked into the finger-wrinkling experience. Reporting in the journal Biology Letters, researchers make the case for finger wrinkles as treads -- wet wrinkled fingers seem to grip better than wet smooth ones.

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